Originally Posted by mikeler
Funny you mention the European clay courts. I always heard people at my club say how much slower they are than Har-Tru. You don't really understand it until you play a match on the red stuff. Every approach shot just sits up and it seems like your opponent has all day to setup for a passing shot.
So you can imagine how I felt on the European clay after having played almost ten years on the Australian grass! Boy,did I get lobbed and passed... Had to change my whole game around from letting the ball bounce as little as possible using serve & voley and chip & charge to grinding out points from the baseline. Went full W-W on my forehand and had to work really hard on consistency.
2 x Dunlop 4D200 Tour, full bed BHBR16 @ 36-38 lbs, tailweighted to ~10 pts HL, 374g